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Light, simple blogs backed by solid research. We bring to you sound Nutrition opinion and advice, which you can implement in your daily life.

Control the Insulin Surge To Burn Fat

by Priyanka Joshi | September 22, 2017

Insulin is primarily responsible for the direction of energy metabolism after eating. Control insulin and you'll control exactly what your physique looks like. Let’s see how to do it naturally!

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Control the Insulin Surge To Burn Fat
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NeuScience

Science is ever-expanding, and each day brings new research and insights in the fascinating field of Nutrition and Human Health. Our academic researchers sift through the plethora of information, and in this section, we bring to you simplified Nutrition News that you can use.

Red antioxidant -Astaxanthin may reduce Cardiovascular strain in Athletes

Red antioxidant -Astaxanthin may reduce Cardiovascular strain in Athletes

Astaxanthin, a keto-carotenoid, also known as “the king of the carotenoids” is a naturally occurring carotenoid pigment that is found in few marine plants and animals (salmon, algae, red trout, shrimp, crab, and lobster) and is recognized as one of the most powerful antioxidants found in nature.

Astaxanthin bestows numerous Health benefits such as:

• Improved joint health
• Improved skin health
• Fatigue fighter
• Supports immune function
• Supports cardiovascular health
• Protects cells and the nervous system from oxidative damage
• Supports brain health

In a recent study, it was observed that Astaxanthin supplementation improved overall cardiovascular function in middle aged athletes by reducing the cardiovascular stress. They could improve exercise performance by hitting particular exercise intensity at a lower heart rate.

The proposed mechanism of action is protection of mitochondria from

• Oxidation
• Heat Stress
• Membrane damage
• Inflammation

4 to 12 mg Astaxanthin help reduce heart rate by 10 % thus helping in good performance at submaximal intensity for a longer duration. Have 2 medium pieces of wild salmon 2 to 3 times a week for your Astaxanthin dose!

Have Beetroot Juice to remain in “PINK OF THE HEALTH”

Have Beetroot Juice to remain in “PINK OF THE HEALTH”

Many are familiar with the red beetroot, a very common vegetable in the supermarket. But not many are aware of the various health benefits this super root possesses.

The Beetroot juice is being researched recently for its health benefits; and guess what! We all will be amazed with its health boosting properties.

This superfood

• Reduces blood pressure • Increases blood flow
• Purifies blood stream
• Improves Hemoglobin
• Enhances oxygen delivery during exercise
• Improves exercise efficiency
• Improves athletic performance
• Reduces inflammation
• Boosts immunity

The bright pink Beets are dense with nutrients, including Potassium, Betaine, Magnesium, Folate, Vitamin C and a good dose of Nitrates which bestow the health benefits

The good news is that beetroot delivers these effects even after a single serving intake.

How to consume: You can eat beets raw, but vegetables when juiced are more nutrient-rich because the nutritive compounds are highly concentrated.

We say: Have ONE glass of raw pressed beetroot juice an hour before workout to reap the maximum benefits to boost exercise performance.

PS: You should know that if you start drinking beet juice regularly, it may make your urine and stools look reddish. Fear not, it’s just the pigment!

ITS ALL IN YOUR GUT! – Healthy Bacteria and the Bulk

ITS ALL IN YOUR GUT! – Healthy Bacteria and the Bulk

As we all know Healthy bacteria are the good bacteria residing in our gut, commonly called probiotics that keep our gut healthy. It’s the Fibre that forms the bulk in the diet and helps in regular bowel moments.

Fibre not only helps in laxation but also in mineral absorption and possesses anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties, helps in lipid metabolism and controls blood sugar!

So what exactly is the link between Fibre and Probiotics?

• Healthy Bacteria acts on Fibre to produce butyrate (Short Chain Fatty Acid) in our gut
• Butyrate helps in T-cell maturation that in turn prevents gut inflammation
• Butyrate metabolism by specific receptor signalling(PPAR-y) in the gut uses up a lot of oxygen and this limits the growth of harmful bacteria (E.coli and Salmonella) that basically need oxygen to sustain

This sequence goes on and on and leads to further multiplication of good bacteria and finally maintains the health of your gut. And so in this battle of the microbiomes, the Fibre ensures the triumph of the Good bacteria!

We Say:

• You must ensure that you meet the requirement of Fibre i.e. 25-40 gms/day
• Include a combination of both Soluble fibre(oats, legumes such as beans, peas, avocados, vegetables) and Insoluble fibre(Skins of fruits and vegetables, salads, bran etc.)

So remember Fibre everyday keeps many ailments at bay!

GREEN TEA REDUCED THE RISK OF RICE-INDUCED DIABETES

GREEN TEA REDUCED THE RISK OF RICE-INDUCED DIABETES

A recent study published in Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition in May 2017 showed that daily green tea consumption (more than 7 cups) reduced risk of type 2 diabetes in Rice consuming women. Why is this so relevant? Because, rice is the staple food of most Indian population. Rice is a high Glycemic Index food with a GI of 85, thus the release of sugar is very quick, leading to hyperglycemia and Glucose intolerance in high-risk population. The study has assessed the association between green tea consumption and risk of diabetes. It was observed that-

• Women who consumed white rice were at risk of Diabetes
• The set of women who also consumed Green tea led to lowering the risk of Diabetes

We Say- Vitrovea’s Green tea extract has the highest standardization at 98% polyphenols. Just 1 softgel gives 70% catechins and 45% EGCG which is equal to 5 cups of Green tea. Apart from fatloss and detox, here is one more reason to take 1-2 softgels of Vitrovea’s Green tea extract every day.

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Nutrition Police

We talk Only Sense. Only Science. In this section, NCNR experts uncover scientific facts that bust the most common nutrition beliefs and myths.

Myth: Honey, jaggery will not make you fat

Myth: Honey, jaggery will not make you fat

June 28 , 2016

If you follow the latest nutrition trends, you may have already cut out sugar from your diet and replaced it with alternative sweeteners such as honey and jaggery. But here’s the catch – your healthy alternative sweetener choice is as bad for your health as sugar itself.


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Nutrition Police Case Files #4: Fruit Juices Are Healthy

Nutrition Police Case Files #4: Fruit Juices Are Healthy

January 15 , 2016

NCNR nutritionists believe that the “pure” and “100% natural” fruit juices aren't as healthy as they are touted to be and are the real culprits behind fat gain. Find out why..


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Nutrition Police Case Files #3: Saturated Fats Damage Your Heart

Nutrition Police Case Files #3: Saturated Fats Damage Your Heart

January 24 , 2016

Saturated fats have always been accused of increasing blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease. The NCNR team decided to investigate and give you the real truth behind the accusation.


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Recipes

You never actually go on a diet – it is a lifestyle change. And the major struggle is how to achieve the correct nutrient profile for our fitness goals. In this section, we offer carefully hand-picked recipes to support the need of the hour – high-protein, low-carb meals. And yes, they taste good too.

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Diet Plans

There is a high Prevalence of lifestyle related diseases now more than ever – with one of the major causes being poor dietary habits. Read here about the true facts behind famous diets. Discover healthy diet plans with us that can seamlessly fit into your goal- oriented dietary regimen.

Intermittent Fasting - More of a lifestyle change than diet!

Intermittent Fasting - More of a lifestyle change than diet!

When you want to lose all that extra weight, you’ll surely think about dieting. And when it comes to dieting, we all know that what we eat matters – eating fewer calories than you expend will slim you down. One of the ideas that has been trending in the weight loss sphere is Intermittent Fasting.
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The Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet

The Paleo diet is, without a doubt, one of the most talked about diets in the world. But, unlike most diet fads, the Paleo diet has endured because it makes nutritional sense.

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The Vegan Athlete- A Myth!

The Vegan Athlete- A Myth!

The vegetarian lobby has always tried to wrongfully convince us that the presence of animal source Protein in a diet geared towards improvement in performance & body composition is unnecessary.

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Making our Cultural Diets work.

Making our Cultural Diets work.

We Indians love our FOOD! And, although we are proud of our food culture, can we integrate it within a goal oriented dietary regimen? Yes you can.

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Nutripedia

A custom-made encyclopedia of Nutrition and Food Science terminology, painstakingly made in-house. Read up on clean, crisp and informative definitions from A-Z here.

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